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Follow Herbert, certified mountain guide, on this 7-day adventure near Zermatt and prepare to climb the famous Matterhorn (4,478 m /14,692 ft), Switzerland's iconic summit!
Experience one of the world’s classic mountaineering expeditions.
Reach the top of Switzerland’s iconic summit.
Prepare and climb the famous Matterhorn with the help of an expert local guide.
I invite you to join me on this exceptional 7-day mountaineering course where we’ll prepare and climb the Matterhorn (4,478 m), one of the most dramatic mountains in the Alps.
The Matterhorn is the most photographed mountain in the world. As one of Switzerland’s iconic summits, it is a sought out challenge for ambitious mountaineers from all over the world.
On the border between Switzerland and Italy, this extraordinary mountain is famous for its myths and legends. Furthermore, it is relevant for its place in mountaineering history and for its astonishing shape and beautifully exposed ascent.
I have organized this 7-day program in order to get to the top of this amazing summit in the best possible conditions. Each participants climbing technique will improve gradually as we climb the Riffelhorn (2,928 m), the Pollux (4,092 m), the Briethorn (4,164 m), and finally the Matterhorn (4,478 m). Additionally, this expedition requires familiarity with rock climbing and with snow and ice skills. Also, it’s essential to be in great physical shape.
Climbing the Matterhorn is without question one of the world’s great classic mountaineering challenges. So if you are ready to check this adventure off your bucket-list, send me a request and we’ll start preparing for this unforgettable trip in Switzerland!
Looking for more mountaineering adventures in Switzerland? Then you can also join me on this 2-day ascent to Castor and Pollux near Zermatt.
For safety reasons the guide takes only one client for the Matterhorn climb. But if you want to bring a friend along with Riffelhorn, Pollux and half Breithorn traverse I can take 2 clients, without surcharge.
I am a nature lover who made his hobbies and passion into his profession. I possess only international recognized qualifications. As I am active in the mountains the whole year round my goal is to complement the programmes of the local organizations. My desire is to share with you my joy on the mountains, my knowledge, my experience and to make your stay in Zermatt to an unforgettable experience.
In the following pages you will find a few suggestions and ideas for your holiday in Zermatt. If my ideas or suggestions do not meet your demands, please do not hesitate to let me know what you would like to do and I will create your own personal programme. I am not only active in Zermatt but also everywhere where outdoor activities can be done. It would be a pleasure to accompany you safely and competently in the mountains.
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|CHF 3897 each|
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We were group of 3 with Herbert to the Monte Rosa drop off location. Our group has done lots of heli-skiing, cat skiing, and hiked routes. What we look for in guides is 1) safety 2) matching route to technical ability 3) advice in complex sections 4) having a personality and making the day fun. On safety: Herbert did a good safety briefing and told us where to position ourselves relative to his tracks, that was the extent of his safety. One of our group members fell part-way into a crevasse and was dangling on the ice wall, and he leisurely pulled out his rope to throw it down even after being told there was a very far drop. He routinely skiied out-of-sight of the entire group even in more dangerous sections. If someone had fallen through again, there was no rescuing them as he was the only one with the safety gear. On matching the route the technical ability of the group he did fine, the only part that was an issue was the very long flat ski out (he warned us about this, so we knew it ahead of time, I wouldn\'t do this route again because of this). On advice/tips for complex routes, he had nothing to offer, and was annoyed when you asked him questions, the only thing he said was \"lean forward on your skiis\", and didn\'t try to help anyone who had challenges. On the last part, personality, this was the worst. He was extremely annoyed that he had to help the person out of the crevasse, and even more annoyed that a snowboarder in our group was slower in the flat section. He complained to other ski guides that passed by that he was late for his lunch. When we stopped to break and took pictures he asked us to stop wasting time with taking our phones out. When we asked him if we should bring water (for a 5 hour ski) he said it\'s no necessary, which was crazy. Overall, it really put a damper on the entire experience, we spent a lot of money and came from Canada to experience this, and he nearly ruined it. He\'s a really good technical skiier, but has no patience nor does he put an ounce of effort in to making it fun or making people feel safe.
My wife and I had an incredible day with Herbert in Zermatt. Our guide did an excellent job of adjusting the skiing to fit our ability. Would not hesitate to highly recommend Herbert.....thank you for an epic memory.